Saturday, 10 July 2010
All this drawing tattoos got me wanting to design my next tattoo. I have a nice space on the outside of my left forearm that needs filling, so i came up with this. I really like the aesthetics of three roses, and the image of Apollo would sit well with the rest of my tattoos. Originally i wanted another full length greek god in this area but then i realised that when the sleeve was finished there would not be a great variation of tattoos on that arm. I feel that the roses would add more to the sleeve when it is complete and just the head of the greek god Apollo would tie in nicely.
This idea came about when I was looking at tattoos of daggers going through hearts. I find myself liking the steriotypical hearts when i look at them but I am not happy with my them when i draw them, so I decided to change the heart element to be an actual heart.
I preferred the idea of a pen penetrating the heart instead of a dagger. I thought this would be better suited to me as an illustration student and the fact that I don't really own any knives or daggers for reference! So i found myself the nicest looking pen (which happened to be a Parker pen i used when i was in school!) It's silver with a gold nib, i feel this will look great when i add colour to it later.
Iv recently become fascinated with tattoo design and I am particularly keen on the old school designs from the 50's, 60's and 70's. I used to be into the traditional style pin-up girls but recently skulls, hearts and daggers have been tickling my fancy. So just for some fun I have been taking the idea of traditional tattoo art and putting my own edge on it. Here are a few examples of the first lot of drawings I have done. I have a few tattoos of my own however not in this style. I have angels and greek gods on my left arm which will hopefully soon be a finished sleeve.